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Syclone & Typhoon Forum Index SyTy Lounge Syclone#892: Why it's hard to balance SyTy wheels
Author Syclone#892: Why it's hard to balance SyTy wheels

Joined: Sep 03, 2002
Posts: 502
From: Michigan
Posted: 2002-02-05 20:07

Just came across this and remembered you were asking Josh about it in the tire thread... As you can see, the wheel is cast with metal sticking up around the lugnuts. When you put the cone on to hold the wheel, it actually hits the "ring" formed by those castings instead of the tighter-tolerance hole at the inside of the wheel. Doing so causes the wheel to be balanced off-center. To properly balance it, you'd need a steeper cone (so it hits the hole on the inside like it's supposed to) or mount it with the lugs and skip the cone altogether. I'm sure someone else can add more info, I just thought this was a good pic of what's going on in there...
Syclone 1456, mostly stock

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Joined: Sep 07, 2001
Posts: 108
From: Waterford,Wi
Posted: 2002-02-05 21:28   
From the pic it looks to me like I could do it but being that I don't have the stock wheels to try it out on I guess I will never know. Thanks for the pic, but like I said it looks like my works machine could do it, I was thinking that the inside was open but there was a little pillar like object for the center cap in the way.
'91 GMC Syclone #892 has the usual mods
'92 Chevy S-10 lowered 2/2, camaro rims, Autometer gauges
The above site has some pics of my Sy

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Joined: Aug 23, 2001
Posts: 461
From: Gonads and Strife
Posted: 2002-02-06 00:24   
I never really thought about the fact that the clamping device on the ballancing machine grasps the wheel by the surface of the lug surrounds.

Lug centric is definatelly the way to go. Bolt it onto a hub like it goes on a car, ballance, drive. yay!
power without traction is loosing.
Ian T
91 sy#2424 42k
89 crx si 220k
orlando, F.A.S.T.

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